How can I say, when it all fell away?
When the tethers that bind became weathered and frayed...
When the moments I cherished, the stories I made;
They crumbled beneath me, and drifted away...
The shadows, they came for me, deep in the night;
The darkness devoured all sound and all sight.
As silence embraced me I swore I could hear;
A whisper, a warning - that the end had drawn near...
[though deep in the darkness, I will follow the light;
though chained to the empty, still I revel in life]
From shadows, they slithered (there was ice in my veins);
My dreams - once denied - now they howled in my face.
The silence that followed, it carried away,
A lie once believed, that my life wouldn't fade.
(I could wait for my moment, there would always be time.
I didn't yet know that the moment's weren't mine.)
She feared me, refusing to look me in the eyes;
(denial) she hid under such clever lies.
As time moved upon her, she could not yet face;
Her days were but flickers, and would be erased..
Though I whispered each day, softly into her ear;
That I followed her close, that the end would draw near;
Still she told herself that there would always be time;
She would wait for her moment, but the moments were mine...
[for all the years wasted,
and all the days lost;
all her dreams unfulfilled;
much too heavy a cost.]
I shunned the whispers, though they followed me close;
Telling me nothing was yet set in stone...
That as long as a breath filled my lungs up with air;
There was still time for living, though none could be spared.
[a print in the sand that would show I was there]
An echo, a whisper, a life rearranged;
A piece left behind so the world would be changed...
Now silence and sorrow are all that I hold,
Where once was a flame, now my heart has grown cold...
So many years wasted, so many days lost,
Broken dreams (unfulfilled), much too heavy a cost.
[into this place where souls come to rest;
in darkness I stood, a trespassing guest.]
The spirits, they lingered, with sorrow to bear.
Where once there was hope, now only despair...
I saw that the darkness, it had swallowed her whole;
And I knew that I must, that I must fill my soul.
I must reach for my dreams, I must grip them so tight;
Before I am silenced, by the infinite night...
Then before my eyes, came blackened wings;
That stole my breath, and all my dreams.
I had wasted my moment, my flickering light,
Was stolen, extinguished, on the blackest of nights..